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Oct 25, 2021

This is Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. This weekend many of the faithful of our diocese will gather for a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, one of the most iconic and beautiful sites in our region. It will be day-long journey to step back from the rigors and the noise of daily lifeand to spend quiet and reflective time with Our Lord. A pilgrimage, however, does not always need to be with a large group or scheduled far in advance. Any one of us can go on a personal pilgrimage by committing to, and setting time aside for, prayer and quiet contemplation. Assembling with fellow worshipers is unifying and enriching, but any time you find the need and desire for personal renewal, find that place which offers you the peace and serenity you seek.